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reesetee commented on the word penitentes
Aha! Thanks, skipvia--I knew this term was already here somewhere, and even remember the spelling discussion. But oddly, I couldn't find it. :-)
August 18, 2008
bilby commented on the word penitentes
Blades of snow is a bit of a viscious sheep for me.
August 16, 2008
skipvia commented on the word penitentes
See also penetentes.
A snow formation formed at high altitudes that takes the form of tall, thin blades of hardened snow or ice closely spaced, with the blades oriented towards the general direction of the sun.